Is garde-robe an acceptable alternative?

AndrewB1Kwiziq community member

Is garde-robe an acceptable alternative?

This question relates to:French lesson "a wardrobe"
Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Andrew,

The word has probably changed its meaning over time but nowadays -

'l'armoire' is the piece of furniture where you put away your clothes and 'la garde-robe' is the whole of the clothes you wear and not the furniture.

Hope this helps!

AndrewB1Kwiziq community member

Thank you.  Wardrobe still carries both meanings in English.

Is garde-robe an acceptable alternative?

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